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straight-ahead

[streyt-uh-hed] /ˈstreɪt əˌhɛd/
adjective
1.
not deviating from what is usual or expected; conventional or traditional; standard:
a straight-ahead novel with a happy ending.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • The band eventually matured to play more straight-ahead rock, but their status as genre pioneers remains undisputed.
  • After all, circus weirdos can usually be counted on to bring offbeat charisma to otherwise straight-ahead melodrama.
  • Steam stretches the parameters of straight-ahead jazz with improvisational extravagance.
Slang definitions & phrases for straight-ahead

straddler

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fence-straddler


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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